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tensions in the middle east. was palestinian leader yasser arafat poisoned to death? that's what a trio of international teams is looking to find out. arafat's body will be exhumed this week on tuesday eight years after he suddenly died. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following the investigation in ramallah in the west bank. >> the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. so what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia, as well as switzerland, are going to open yasser arafat's grave. they are going to take samples from yasser arafat ebody, and then they are going to shut the grave as well. all of this will have big ceremonial character. there will be a religious ceremony when the grave is opened. there will be a military ceremony, and the same is going to be happening when yasser arafat is laid to rest again. the whole thing, they say, is all going to happen in one day, so it won't take very long, but what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual inves
, yasser arafat, long since dead. his body is going to be exhumed. why are people so fascinated with whether or not he was murdered or it was natural causes? what do we even expect to learn? tell us about the interests here. >> you know, who killed yasser arafat? it's a pajorative question. i knew arafat. he lived a very hard life. he lived a life on the run. he lived a life constantly battling his opponents, and certainly not just the israelis. opponents on all sides. it was very stressful. the evidence here, al jazeera, produced his clothes saying there's pulonium, radioactive poison in some of the clothing. i don't know what that proves. a french doctor said it was likely a stroke and a blood disorder. what was all of that? we don't know. i don't know if anybody can say that, but, you know, this comes, to me, very fascinating, his old cohort, cofounder of the plo with yasser arafat, mahmoud abbas is going to the u.n. this week to ask for nonmember -- official status for a palestinian state, and, you know, i knew arafat pretty well. i think i could honestly say that if they we
decide whether her brain dead son should be taken off life support. >> and was yasser arafat murdered? the body will be exhumed within days. we'll go live to the west bank. ♪ ♪ throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. ma cho camacho is facing a heart wrenching decision whether to remove her brain dead son from life support. for her, her son is not alive anymore. a gunman shot the 50-year-old puerto rican champion in the face on tuesday. police are looking for the shooter and another suspect. >>> this is like something out of a james bond movie. an unexplained death of a world leader and allegations of foul play and poisoning. was palestinian leader yasser arafat murdered? his body is set to be exhumed from this mausoleum eight years after he mysteriously died. frederik pleitgeck pleitgen joi from the left bank. what are investigators looking for here? >> reporter: well, they're looking for the substance pel loaniam which is a radioac
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yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natural causes. so here at the shrine behind me in ramallah yasser arafat's shrine today the experts from russia, france, and switzerland join the palestinians in taking specimens of yasser arafat's remains. they're going to study those specimens in their laboratories in their countries. they say it will take three months to get a full result. and then they'll know how
? >>> the palestinian leader yasser arafat died nearly a decade ago after a sudden and severe illness. now after weeks of preparation, investigators are trying to find out if he was poisoned. here's cnn's fred pleitgen. >> reporter: the mystery around yasser arafat's death is almost like a james bond movie. now, a team of scientists is going to analyze am ssamples of body and looking for polonium. even eight years after yasser arafat's death, the circumstances remain a mystery. was the palestinian leader poisoned? a team of international scientists will try to find clues working behind this blue tarpoline exhuming the body and taking samples or analysis. >> translator: i consider it a painful necessity to reach the truth in the death of president yasser arafat. >> reporter: he died in 2004 after a short and severe illness. doctors were never able to determine the cause of death. even as his body laid to rest, rumors began to serk late yaszer arafat might have been murdered. >> a recent investigation found traces of polonium and used assassination attempts in the past on some of the palestinian leader'
's key to the investigation into whether yasser arafat was murdered. they exhumed the late palestinian leader's remains. now scientists will analyze tissue samples to check for traces a radioactive poison. palestinian officials in the west bank city of ramallah opened arafat's tomb. they took the tissue samples, then buried the remains again. researchers from a swiss laboratory will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. it will take them several months to release results. arafat died in 2004 in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive material had been detected on his clothing and other perm belongings. some palestinians believe israel assassinated the late leader. israeli officials deny the claim. >>> analysts at an american satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased activity, and they warn north korean authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the on
because tomorrow, they are digging up yasser arafat. within a couple of weeks, he was dead. doctors said the official cause of death was some sort of inexplicable blood condition and a stroke, but most palestinians did not believe that. the sudden illness, that nondiagnosis, a lot of people, arafat's family in particular, thought maybe he had been murdered. that was eight years ago when he died. then this summer, news channel al jazeer, the belongings she handed over included some of the clothes he was wearing at the end of his life. one of those gauzey hospital hats and a toothbrush. they sent them to a lab in switzerland. the scientists conducted specific tests for signs of poisons and eventually, they landed on plutonium. that does not mean he was murdered. it exists in a natural form. it's also possible his clothes were exposed to it after he died, but all this means really is the only way to know for sure that's what killed him is to test his body itself and so, the palestinians are digging him up. they are exhuming his body tomorrow. they've removed the stones from his tomb and con
to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the >> reporter: the whole process of course was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. what the scientists from russia, france and switzerland and also palestinian doctors did was they opened the grave, they took samples. they didn't even have to extract the body to do that. then they resealed it again. those samples are now going to be independently verified and analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland as well as france. what the palsiestinians tell uss results will be available in three months' time. if poison is found in arafat's remains it would probably cause an uproar in the palestinian territory. for a long time they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. israel is not even willing to comment on that. even if no pois
husband. erin? >> an awful story. thanks to rafael. >>> and now to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the whole process of the exhumation was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. the scientists from russia, france, switzerland opened the grave, took samples, didn't have to extract the body to do that, and then they resealed it again. the samples will be independently verified and analyzed in labs, russia, switzerland, and france and palestinians are believing they will get results in three months' time, of course, if p l pulonium is found, it will caused an uproar. they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. even if no poison is found, it will hardly lay to rest the rumors. >>> our fifth story "outfront," paula broadwell's next chapter. she ended david pet
and rights. fourth, condition your people for peace. and here i'm going to quote yasser arafat. he used to say to me all the time i'm not asking for the moon, not asking for the moon here. i'm not asking for the palestinians to spell out. i'm asking them to take what was the arafat template which was a piece for the brief. he used to always talk about peace for the braves. this means we have both hard decisions to make. not only on one side, we both have hard decisions to make. five or six years ago, he said that a asked the question where should the palestinians live in these conditions? what he was getting at is in the refugee camps. you know, why shouldn't we rebuild the refuge camps? it didn't actually happened. i'm saying now we don't have to say anything, just do it. start rebuilding the camps. they represent 8% of the population of west bank. start rebuilding the with permanent housing and allow those them live in the camps to move out if they want to move out. sixth step, something actually palestinians do for themselves but it sends a message to the israelis, and that is contin
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